From: "R. Torres" <rt@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 17:59:24 -0500
Subject: Task Force to help APS respond to the Report on the Climate for Women in Physics at ANL

August 21, 2002

TO:         APS Employees

FROM:       J.M. Gibson

SUBJECT:    Task Force to help APS respond to the Report on the Climate 
for Women in Physics at Argonne National Laboratory

The report produced by a team from the American Physical Society that 
visited Argonne in January 2002 raised a number of serious issues about 
the working environment at Argonne 
http://www.anl.gov/OPA/argonnet/apsreanl.pdf.  Although the original 
report focused on women physicists at the lab, many of the issues 
identified are relevant to the working climate for all APS employees.  I 
am deeply committed to improving this climate, and especially to 
removing any barriers that impede under-represented groups.  To that 
end, I have appointed a task force to recommend actions we might take to 
improve the climate for women at APS.

Liz Moog (XFD) has agreed to lead this important task force along with 
the following members:  Judi Yaeger (XFD), Kelly Jaje (ASD), Susan 
Strasser (AOD), Trudy Bolin (XFD), and Mark Erdmann (XFD).  Please 
contact them if you have specific suggestions or concerns.  I am asking 
the task force to give me their initial recommendations by October 30.